Grapes for this Merlot are grown in vineyards set in the hills of Jerusalem and Northern Galilee, where the diverse soil composition, ranging from deep red alluvial loam to porous marl, lends the grapes an intensely fruity character.
Wine maker notes
Select grapes are hand-picked in mid-September. Following a gentle crushing, the grapes undergo a cold maceration prior to fermentation to preserve their rich fruit character. The resulting wine is aged eight months in French and American oak barrels before bottling and release.
Well matched with grilled red meats, poultry and flavorful pasta dishes, as well as a variety of Mediterranean-style entrées. Serve at room temperature or slightly chilled.
Located in Israel’s Hefer Valley the Recanati Winery is a showcase winemaking facility equipped with the most innovative technology available today. Owned by Lenny Recanati a native of Israel with ancestral roots stretching back to Italy the winery is the fruit of Lenny’s lifelong dream to produce truly worldclass wines. Chief winemaker is Gil Shatsberg a graduate of the U. C. Davis wine program. Formerly a winemaker at Israel’s Amphorae and Carmel wineries Gil brings to Recanati proven expertise in his field allied to a devotion to artistry and craftsmanship in winemaking.